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GE Replaces C-5 Galaxy Engines Under $7.4B Air Force Contract

General Electric (NYSE: GE) is providing new engines for C-5 planes under the U.S. Air Force’s $7.4 billion program that aims to upgrade the aircraft’s capabilities, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes the Air Force has moved to replace some of the A, B and C models of the C-5 …

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Boeing, Panasonic Plan to Offer Agencies Broadband Service; Paul Margis Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Panasonic Avionics Corp. have reached an agreement on a framework for Boeing to market Panasonic’s satellite broadband service to government customers in and outside the U.S. Boeing intends to offer the eXConnect service and aeronautical terminals to clients that operate the company’s aircraft, Boeing said Tuesday. …

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General Dynamics, Boeing, Wyle Primes on Proposed $200M Kuwait F-18 Support Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Wyle Laboratories have won a $200 million combined contract with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency to provide aircraft support to Kuwait. The possible foreign military sale covers technical, logistic and maintenance support for Kuwait’s F/A-18 C/D aircraft as part of the U.S. government’s foreign policy to …

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Rockwell Collins Forms Aircraft Surveillance Tech JV in China; Kent Statler Comments

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has formed a joint venture with a China-based electronics research institute to develop, manufacture and supply surveillance equipment for Comac C919 commercial airliners. AVIC Leihua Rockwell Collins Avionics Co. was created with the China Leihua Electronic Technology Research Institute, a unit of the Aviation Industry Corp. …

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SSAI-BAE Team Wins $1.5B Army Logistics IDIQ

A team comprising of Support Systems Associates Inc. and BAE Systems has won a potential $1.5 billion contract to develop and apply aircraft modifications and provide logistics support to the U.S. Army, Avionics Intelligence reports. Courtney Howard writes the five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract could also include work for aviation platforms supporting …

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Kelly Ortberg to Succeed Clay Jones as Rockwell Collins CEO

Kelly Ortberg, president of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), has been appointed to succeed Clay Jones as chief executive, effective July 31. Jones has told the board of directors he plans to retire as CEO on that date but will continue to serve as non-executive chairman of the board, Rockwell Collins …

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CAE Closes FY 2013 with $128M in Training Contract Wins; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE (NYSE: CAE) won approximately $128 million in contracts during the last month of its 2013 fiscal year from U.S. and international military customers for trainer products and related services. One of those wins came via an option from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), where CAE will design and build a weapon …

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Wyle to Help Test Navy Electromagnetic Systems; Stu Ashton Comments

Wyle Laboratories has won a $24 million contract to help the U.S. Navy acquire and test electromagnetic systems for compatibility with Naval Air Systems Command aircraft, weapons and ground support systems. The company will also help the Navy’s electromagnetic environmental effects division evaluate aircraft, weapons, equipment, training and avionics systems, …

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Raytheon To Upgrade Navy Missile Pulse Decoder

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won an $8, 761, 875 contract modification to upgrade a pulse encoder on Tomahawk cruise missiles for the U.S. Navy, Signal Magazine reports. George Seffers writes that the Navy wants to upgrade the Pulse Code Modulation Encoder inside the missile’s mid-body range safety subsystem kit. PCM encoders …

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Thales Wraps Up Helmet Mounted Business Buy

Thales Group has completed its acquisition of a helmet mounted display and motion tracking business from Gentex Corp. for an undisclosed amount. Effective Dec. 28, 2012, the new company is operating as a Thales subsidiary under the new name Thales Visionix, Thales said Thursday. The subsidiary will retain its current …

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